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Sohail, Waseem Add to Indian Hockey Glamour


World’s leading goal scorer and ace drag-flicker Sohail Abbas, and Waseem Ahmed of Pakistan, have confirmed their participation in the Premier Hockey League, adding glamour to the much-awaited competition. The presence of these two players is likely to give a further boost to the PHL, which is set to begin in Hyderabad on January 13. “On Thursday I got a call from Pakistan Hockey Federation Secretary Musratullah Khan, who confirmed that the two players would be taking part in the PHL,” IHF Secretary General K Jothikumaran, told PTI over the phone from Hyderabad. Incidentally, both Abbas and Waseem had announced their retirement from international hockey soon after the Champions Trophy in Lahore earlier this month. Both had in fact made it clear that they would be playing in the Dutch League this year before considering participating in the PHL from next season…